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Robinson and Sibley headline County XI to face New Zealand in four-day match

Ollie Robinson and Dom Sibley are the two Test-capped players in the County XI squad for a four-day match against tourists New Zealand, with in-form Ben Compton also receiving a call-up.

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Robinson and Sibley headline County XI to face New Zealand in four-day match

Ollie Robinson and Dom Sibley will play against New Zealand this week

Ollie Robinson and Dom Sibley have been selected to the County Select XI squad that will play New Zealand in a four-day match at the Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford from Thursday.

Robinson and Sibley are the two England capped players in a 12-man squad that will be overseen by ECB Elite Performance Pathway Coach, Richard Dawson.

Kent opening batter Ben Compton, who leads the run-scoring in Division One of the LV= Insurance County Championship this season with 878, has been rewarded with a place following his start to the summer.

The squad was selected from the pool of available players following consultation with the first-class counties.

Richard Dawson said: “We have selected a strong squad of players who are in form and who deserve the opportunity to test themselves against high-class international opposition.

“Matches like this provide a valuable opportunity to see how the selected players handle a step up from county ranks and I am looking forward to working alongside them.

“I would also like to thank the first-class counties for their collaborative approach during a busy period.”

Fans can purchase tickets for each of the four days on the Essex Cricket website.

County Select XI squad: Jack Blatherwick (Lancashire), Michael Burgess (Warwickshire), Ben Compton (Kent), Ben Gibbon (Worcestershire), Nick Gubbins (Hampshire), Tom Haines (Sussex), Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire), Ryan Patel (Surrey), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), Jamie Porter (Essex), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire).

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